Christopher Ward C60 Trident Elite 1000
C60 Trident Elite 1000

Sure they might grab some nice headlines for themselves with phenomenally well-priced moon phases and complications, but for Christopher Ward it’s always been about the Trident. For the past ten years, it’s been the flagship of their collection and now, to celebrate its first decade, the Trident has been revamped – and it’s better than ever.

The Trident 3 collection is a departure from the last version of the diver released, the vintage-styled C65, but that’s no bad thing. Seeing a distinctively modern diver is oddly refreshing. It’s also an enhancement of everything that made the previous Trident what it was.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Elite 1000

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Elite 1000

The build quality for one is nothing short of exceptional; not just for something a smidge over 1k, but in general. It’s as solid as a battleship. The dial is a lot more legible now the Seamaster-esque wave guilloche has been ditched and there’s a greater level of lume to help. Overall the Trident 3 has a cooler, edgier look, particularly with some cool colourways.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident GMT 600
C60 Trident GMT 600

The collection’s actually split into three models, ranging from the £695 C60 Trident Pro 600 to the C60 Trident Titanium Elite 1000. In-between the two is a very nice GMT.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600
C60 Trident Pro 600

The Pro 600 is available in three sizes, 38mm, 40mm and 42mm, compared to the GMT 600 which is available in 38mm and 42mm. The Elite 1000 will be only available in 42mm. It’s about time Christopher Ward released the Trident in more sizes; evidently they listen to their customer feedback.

As for colours, the entry level models – the C60 Pro and GMT – are pared back with simple black and blue models available. There’s also a particularly nice version with a black dial and burgundy bezel. The Elite however is the star of the show.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Elite 1000

In both it’s striking orange and blue and its 1000m depth resistance, its reminiscent of Omega’s Planet Ocean; it just happens to be a quarter of the price. The only downside is that its limited to just 300 pieces, which means you’ll want to get in there quick. It’s a hell of a watch for the money.

More details at: www.christopherward.co.uk

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600

Model Name: C60 Trident Pro 600
Case: 38mm diameter x 12.7mm height (38mm version), 40mm diameter x 12.95mm height (40mm version) and 42mm diameter x 13.4mm height (42mm version), brushed and polished marine-grade 316L stainless steel, unidirectional 24-hour zirconia ceramic bezel
Movement: Sellita SW200 caliber, automatic, self-winding mechanical
Power Reserve: 38h
Frequency: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Water Resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres)
Strap: Cordura® and rubber hybrid waterproof strap or marine-grade stainless steel bracelet
Price: £695 (hybrid strap version) / £795 (stainless steel bracelet)

Buy the Christopher Ward C60 Trident 600 here.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident GMT 600

Model Name: C60 Trident GMT 600
Case: 38mm diameter x 13.35mm height (38mm version) and 42mm diameter x 13.8mm height (42mm version), brushed and polished marine-grade 316L stainless steel, unidirectional 24-hour zirconia ceramic bezel
Movement: ETA 2893-2 caliber, automatic, self-winding élaboré-grade mechanical
Power Reserve: 42h
Frequency: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Water Resistance: 60 ATM (600 metres)
Strap: Cordura® and rubber hybrid waterproof strap or marine-grade stainless steel bracelet
Price: £895 (hybrid strap version) / £995 (stainless steel bracelet)

Buy the Christopher Ward C60 Trident GMT 600 here.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Elite 1000

Model Name: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Elite 1000
Case: 42mm diameter x 14.6mm height, brushed and polished Grade 2 titanium, unidirectional brushed zirconia ceramic bezel
Movement: Sellita SW200 (COSC), automatic, self-winding chronometer mechanical
Power Reserve: 38h
Frequency: 28,800 per hour (4 Hz)
Water Resistance: 100ATM (1000 metres)
Strap: Blue/orange cordura and rubber hybrid waterproof strap with titanium
Price: £1,250, limited Edition of 300 pieces (available in June)

Preorder the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Elite 1000 here.